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Title The great San Francisco earthquake [videorecording] / WGBH Educational Foundation ; a Moira Productions, Inc. film for American Experience ; WGBH Boston ; written and produced by Tom Weidlinger.

Imprint [Boston] : WGBH Boston Video, [2006]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons DVD Non-Fiction  DVD 979.461 W418    ---  Available
Description 1 videodisc (ca. 56 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Recorded in Dolby digital.
Full screen presentation.
Videodisc release of a 2005 segment of the television program, American experience.
Special features: access to the American experience web site.
Credits Camera, Michael Anderson ; editor, George Waite ; music, David Koblitz.
Performer Narrator, F. Murray Abraham.
Summary In the early 1900s, San Francisco stood as a proud and flourishing symbol of America's recent conquest of the once-wild West. But on April 19, 1906, the city would experience an awesome reminder of the uncontrollable forces lying dormant just beneath the splendors of its cosmopolitan surface. Thirty times more powerful than the temblor that decimated northern California in 1989, this earthquake measured a ground-wrenching 8.3 on the Richter scale, resulting in the worst catastrophe suffered by a North American city in the twentieth century. Captured in rare, newly restored movie footage from the period and the personal accounts of eyewitnesses, The great San Francisco earthquake is a breathtaking record of nature's unimaginable might and the survivors' equally impressive determination to rebuild their city and their lives.
Audience MPAA: Not rated.
System Details DVD format.
Language Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Subject San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906.
Earthquakes -- California -- San Francisco.
Documentary television programs.
Films for the hearing impaired.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- History.
Added Author Weidlinger, Tom.
Abraham, F. Murray.
Koblitz, David.
Moira Productions.
WGBH Educational Foundation.
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
WGBH Video (Firm)
Added Title American experience (Television program)
ISBN 159375471X
Standard No. 783421400696
Music No. WG40069 WGBH Boston Video

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